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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby akemt » Wed May 12, 2004 09:30 am

by akemt (4961 Posts), Wed May 12, 2004 09:30 am

Okay, twice now Emma has somehow reset my screen! Shortest version yet:

My U/S is at 9:30...an hour from now (they wanted to schedule me for 4pm but I said "uh...they have me fasting!" Hopefully they'll find some cause since the OB couldn't see any stones yesterday. I'm not currently on the meds; just a little residual tenderness in that area. Though I'll take them with since it came on so fast and hard last night.

BTW, my mother had her gallbladder removed after her second pregnancy. Just an interesting tid-bit. I looked it up at webmd and all the info was gallstones, gallbladder cancer so it didn't help too much. But, there was one thing about pancreatitis that actually fit alot of what has been going on. Wonder how they can tell the difference since I'm no MD?

Will let you all know as soon as they let me know! Thanks for all the kind responses!

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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby paljane8 » Wed May 12, 2004 10:15 am

by paljane8 (1416 Posts), Wed May 12, 2004 10:15 am

Catherine,

I am so sorry. I am sending my prayers your way. Just gotta ask [;)]...have they done blood work including a liver panel? Take care of yourself. Waiting anxiously for the u/s.....

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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby jenn122 » Wed May 12, 2004 10:38 am

by jenn122 (143 Posts), Wed May 12, 2004 10:38 am

Yikes...that is scary! I hope that you get good news from the ultrasound and feel better soon!

Jennifer

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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby akemt » Wed May 12, 2004 12:24 am

by akemt (4961 Posts), Wed May 12, 2004 12:24 am

Nancy, Of course not! LOL Dr. You-won't-get-again was the one on call.

Though, luckily the ultrasound was a full abdominal ultrasound (whatever you call it) so it included my gallbladder, kidneys, liver, spleen and pancreas. The u/s tech told us absolutely nothing...I didn't even get to see the screen. I won't know till tomorrow afternoon at the earliest, she said. There is no longer a radiologist in town so they send out the pics over the wire to one of their sister hospitals (in Oregon, I think) for the radiologist to look over then contact the ordering doctor. In theory that should be able to happen quickly, but what are the chances of that? They gave me no further instructions about when to see the doctor or anything other than taking medication for pain. Perhaps the radiology situation is why they gave me 2-3 days worth of meds. I am on a low-fat, low-grease diet per my mother since that is a no-no with gallbladder issues. Might as well try? Though a cheese pizza sounds SO GOOD right now! LOL Half tempted to eat it while I still can and just take meds for pain...LOL I'm bad, I know. And Britton won't let me, don't worry!

So, no news other than that. I may call the OB office and play dumb about when I'll get info, let them know I had the u/s this am, and ask about further instructions (like do I need to be on a low-fat/grease diet?). If this is anything major it may be a good idea to go see a perinatologist in WA once and for all? With my luck they'll probably find absolutely nothing!

Again, thankyou and I'll let you know when/if I find anything out.

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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby angelkat » Wed May 12, 2004 12:45 am

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Wed May 12, 2004 12:45 am

Catherine...
Hopefully you will have the answers SOON!... the Cheese Pizza does sound very very good right now!....

Mada...
I was up until 5 am then finally fell asleep only to wake up at 6:30 to get the boys up for school. Been trying to take a cat nap all day just haven't been able to. My doctor said I had the classic signs of not sleeping!.... NO, really?...

But all and all another good doctor appt......



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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby akemt » Wed May 12, 2004 12:55 am

by akemt (4961 Posts), Wed May 12, 2004 12:55 am

Okay, bad info...somewhat. Dr just called. He went up to the hospital and took a look at the u/s pics himself. Don't know if that means they already sent it to the radiologist or if this was a preemptive strike? Said there are gallstones and that the pain yesterday was probably from a stone passing through a duct in the gallbladder. I'm to be on a low-fat diet (no further explanation of that though), take meds for pain, and assuming things can hold off till after pregancy, they'll send me to one of the surgeons to discuss the pro's/con's of having my gallbladder removed then. Dang, should have had that pizza! LOL

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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby mada » Wed May 12, 2004 01:17 pm

by mada (4081 Posts), Wed May 12, 2004 01:17 pm

Well, I am glad you got some answers!! At least you know. I am so sorry though!! Hey you can still have a pizza.....Make one oyurself with wholewheat crust and use 2% mozzerella!! It's good I swear!!!!

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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby akemt » Wed May 12, 2004 01:24 pm

by akemt (4961 Posts), Wed May 12, 2004 01:24 pm

LOL, thanks for the idea [;)]


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